FBI Denies Agent was Hacked by AntiSec
The FBI has released a short statement denying that an FBI agent was the source of the one million UDID's released earlier this week by hacker group Anti-Sec. Computer World reports the FBI's National Press Office denies the data were the property of the FBI, and that the FBI does not have a secret UDID surveillance program in place, "At this time, there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data."
The group known as AntiSec came into being when the hacking group Anonymous teamed up with the hacking group Lulzsec for "operation anti-security." ABC digital radio, out of Australia, reported on the announcement of the operation back in July of 2011.
This new operation asks people to hack government information and deface internet enemies with the word Antisec. The group also asks for support for several hacktivist websites.
The group says, "Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments."
The one-million UDID records released earlier this week caused speculation as to whether the FBI had a secret tracking program in place, or whether a developer had released information related to their own tracking program, as one blogger claimed.
Unless more information becomes available, we are each left to decide whether we believe the claims of AntiSec or the claims of the FBI.